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Orpheum Theatre

1192 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ranked #80 of 376 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Theaters
Description: While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still hosts a number of traveling musical acts.
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Oslo, Norway
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Without a prebooked ticket I took the chance and got a good seat. Great musical, enjoyed it tremendously. Happy I got the chance!

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Tucson, AZ
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238 reviews 238 reviews
75 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The theater is located at Market and Hyde Street which you can get to on the BART. There is parking in the area though wouldn't recommend parking too far away. There is a small lot on 8th street and larger lots at the Civic Center, 1192 Market St. garage or Soma Grand Garage at 1160 Mission St. Some people would... More

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My first visit to this theatre. I love that it is adjacent to BART. No parking problems. They also provide sippy cups for your beverage so that you may sip during the show.

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Palo Alto, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Saw Motown yesterday. First musical of the season for us. Our seats are 4th row back first seats on the side. We actually can see actors spit and sweat. Great theater and probably no bad seats in the place. Easy to enter and, more importantly, easy to get out. Lots of close on street parking but bring lots of change... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Loved the quaintness of the theatre. Every seat is a good seat. Saw Motown The Musical. It was one of the best musicals I have ever seen! A must see if you enjoy the era of Gordy Berry and Motown. The music of The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, etc. Looking forward to seeing the... More

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Berkeley, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

was at the Orpheum to enjoy Motown the Musical. the show was tremendous with the music the star of the show. the Orpheum is stunning to behold inside and that is even before you get into the theater itself which is filled with even more architectural eye candy. the ceiling is mesmerizing. we chose seats in the balcony; the chairs... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have seen many a show at this theatre over the years, there isn't a bad seat in the house. Great if you want a more personal experience!!

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Newark, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's a very pretty theater with parking available a couple of blocks away (unfortunately through some not-great streets). Huge pre- and post-theater crowds help you feel perfectly safe (if you aren't hugely comfortable with SF at night). The show itself was wonderful and got nearly everything right.

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Cameron Park, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

WOW!! It was GREAT!!!! Clifton Oliver, Allison Semmes, Nicholas Christopher and Leon Outlaw, Jr. were really fantastic!!! And the sets---wonderful!!! The dancing was super! And the MUSIC was outstanding!! We would go again if we are in SF area!!

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SF Bay Area
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156 reviews 156 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

my favorite theatre. it's architecture and decore is beautiful. it's san francisco. it's large but you still have the small theatre feel about it. before the show i visited the women's room outside the orchestra and it was not overly-crowded. after the show, i visited the women's room downstairs and there was no line. not sure how they do it,... More

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